Original
6 Ratings
Arietta H Block Hudson Vineyards Napa Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Arietta

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) "A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Arietta made to date, is the 2002 Arietta (equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc). Huge tannin is present along with monstrous extract and richness. Nevertheless, it is an elegant, pure offering displaying the same stunning character as its siblings. Notions of menthol, scorched rocks, mocha, black cherries, cassis, chocolate, and espresso are found in this terrific offering. It will be developed and forward upon release, but will last for 12-15 years. ...

(2002 Vintage) Good full ruby-red. Dee p, highly complex nose combines blackberry, black cherry, violet, minerals, nuts and smoky oak. A wonderfully rich wine that offers great mouth coverage but maintains real zing...

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/03
  • Robert Parker
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150
  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03